VFX Producing with FTrack

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July 2014 
5 hours 44 minutes 
With today's VFX production getting demanding and ambitious - yet the schedule and budgets are getting tighter, its apparent that the next generation of Producers need to be VFX savvy more than ever to manage and deliver the shows on time and on budget. Increasingly independent filmmakers utilizing visual effects in their films by tapping into VFX teams globally are realizing the need to have a VFX producing hat on in order to do this successfully.

This is a course for anyone interested in the field of visual effects production management or who is currently looking to make the step up into VFX producing whether you are an VFX Co-coordinator, assistant or even a VFX Artist looking to make the transition into the VFX management side of things. By the end of the course you would have had the knowledge and hands on experience with ftrack to do just that.

Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull is a VFX Supervisor / VFX Producer with several VES award nominations to his name. Having worked on feature films, Broadcast series and TVC’s, he recently transitioned into Directing with the success of his sci-fi short film ‘Project Kronos’, earning him representation in Hollywood where he is currently in development on various feature film projects.
VFX Producing with FTrack
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Class Listing

Class 1

In this class we break down the individual roles involved in VFX production before diving into a fully loaded VFX Database project where I break down in detail how a vfx project is managed through ftrack referring to the various everyday tasks carried out by VFX Coordinators and VFX Producers using FTrack.

Class 2

In this we begin to create our VFX Database using FTrack by setting up the Sequences, shots and tasks and breaking down a VFX edit in the process.

Class 3

Uploading material for internal or client review. Setting up dailies within ftrack and reviewing shots while providing succinct notes and annotation quickly.

Class 4

This class looks into setting up dailies using lists, reviewing shots, taking down notes / annotation and a look at the new feature in ftrack called Client Review. This class also comes with a goodie pack of dailies versions of shots from the short film- Drones for you to use as material to upload as part of your database project in ftrack.

Class 5

This class looks at the process of Scheduling and Planning in Ftrack. This is more focused on the VFX Coordinator role, but also essential production tips for anyone producing projects which needs scheduling and planning of resources.

Class 6

In this class we look at several ways to customize the Ftrack spreadsheet to make it more like Google-docs or a typical excel spreadsheet for tracking tasks and progress. We also dive into the powerful filters feature in Ftrack.

Class 7

In this class we look into the one of the many tasks carried out by the VFX Co-ordinator or project producer when generating project reports and status updates to the Head of Production using FTrack's powerful report and dashboard feature.

Class 8

This class focuses on the crucial task of script breakdown and the various everyday tasks required from VFX producers when bidding on projects.

Class 9

We bring the material you generated from Class 08 into ftrack. We focus on importing your vfx bid into ftrack to speed up production and setting up your vfx database from the bid, while also covering additional production coordinating tips.

Class 10

In the last class of the series we look at setting sequences in ftrack via an editorial conform in The Foundry's Hiero using ftrack launcher, before delving into how to actually get work in vfx production. We also look into what entails in the role of being a Production VFX producer (also known as client side VFX Producer) when dealing with multiple facilities tendering bids.